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Podcast: Planning for an Age-Friendly Future

Experts from AARP, the American Society on Aging and the American Planning Association met to talk about creating livable communities for people of all ages. Hear what they had to say

A discussion slide from the 2018 Summit on Livable Communities

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A discussion slide from the 2018 Summit on Livable Communities


One of the most exciting developments in the livable communities movement is the increasing collaboration between professionals who specialize in aging and the planners who shape the form and function of our communities.

AARP and AARP California, along with the American Planning Association and the American Society on Aging (ASA) hosted the second annual Summit on  Livable Communities at the ASA's annual Aging in America Conference, held in San Francisco in March. 

The gathering was a rare opportunity during which more than 220 professionals came together to experience what cross-sector planning looks like. Hear what was discussed by listening to our 45-minute podcast featuring highlights from the presentations and conversations about how to better plan for the rapid aging of the U.S. population. 

The featured speakers are:

Naomi Armenta, Senior Associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

Stephanie Firestone, MUP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Office of International Affairs

Rodney Harrell, Ph.D., Director of Livability Thought Leadership, AARP Public Policy Institute

Denise Pinkston, MCRP, Partner, TMG Partners

Matt Raimi, AICP, LEED-ND AP, Principal, Raimi + Associates

Jennifer Raitt, MS, Director, Planning and Community Development, Arlington, Massachusetts

Download the Podcast Here

Published May 2018

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